On Friday the 13th, animal transport driver Charles Roberts was killed in an auto accident when his vehicle struck a guard rail and subsequently rolled over. His son, Jared Roberts, suffered moderate injuries.
The Houston father and son team were transporting pets on Hwy 25 in southern Colorado when the accident occurred.
Pikes Peak Humane Society picked up more than 20 pups from the scene while four remain at large.
Coco, Powder, Willow, and Sandy were last seen between the 72 and 74 mile markers on I25, Colorado City, Co. Powder was spotted on the west side of I-25, running south by exit 71; also spotted were two dogs on Hwy 165 in the Colorado City area. Traps and feeding stations are being set up in the general vicinity.
Any sightings of these dogs should be directed to one of the following numbers.
(713) 502-4002 or (720) 256-3291 or (281) 888-1501
Text can be sent to Cindy at (575) 308-6546 or email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberts was a well respected member of his community and thought of highly by his fellow animal welfare workers. A GoFundMe account set up by Laura Carlock, co-founder of Rescued Pet Movement, and garnered more than $28,000.00 to help Robert’s family with expenses. Donations are still being accepted.
“Charles was a loving and selfless man who had a passion for helping animals in need,” Carlock wrote on the organizations site. “Please help us remove the financial burden from his family so they can focus on grieving after such a tragic loss.”
Comments from loved ones on various social outlets indicate that Roberts was a kind, compassionate, and caring individual.